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Get Kids Cooking, Lavender Farm, Cucumber Gazpacho

Staci Radford-Vincent's son Forest has been helping out in the kitchen since he was 2. Chef Daniel Orr grills shrimp and makes a cucumber-based gazpacho.

So instead of just giving the healthy message to the parents, and them trying to get to the kids to follow through, we wanted to involve the kids as well, because the more the kids are involved with their healthy eating, the more likely they are to do it.

That’s Staci Radford-Vincent. She and her son Forest come into the Earth Eats studios to talk about why it’s important to get kids involved in cooking. Forest even shares a couple of his favorite recipes with us.

Harvest Public Media chats with some wheat farmers who are very concerned about this year’s projected yields.

We visit the gorgeous Willowfield Lavender Farm in the second half of our show.

And Chef Daniel Orr presents three recipes: guacamole, gazpacho and shrimp on the grill.

Stories On This Episode

Lessons From A Young Chef (And His Mother)

kid making food in his kitchen

Staci Radford-Vincent taught her 7-year-old son how to help in the kitchen when he was just a toddler, and now he values healthy eating and home cooked food.

Tough Times For Midwest Wheat Farmers

winter wheat

It’s been a tough year for winter wheat farmers. Battling dry times in an often dry region has many farmers fearing a historically low harvest.

Willowfield Lavender Farm

lavender buds

Visitors from all over the country flock to the Willowfield Lavender Farm each summer. The one-of-a-kind farm boasts organic produce and stunning landscapes.

Seriously Fun Snacks: Sweet Pea Guacamole

sweet pea guacamole and chips

Who can say no to a snack? No one in their right mind, that’s who! The Spanish call them tapas and they make a daily event of them – a light fourth meal.

Green Gazpacho With Cucumbers

Green Gazpacho

A bowl of cold soup is refreshing during these hot days. Change up your traditional gazpacho recipe by using cucumbers instead.

Get Out And Grill: Shrimp On Rosemary Skewers

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary stems not only add a unique flavor to this dish, their sturdy stems serve as perfect skewers.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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